This site is rewritten and the photos are scanned
from the photo-albums
12, 1992, Euro Disney opened it's doors in Paris, was that the moment, that our
eldest grandson Ricco, he was that time 2 years old, goes with us to visit
Mickey Mouse. He had seen the pictures from America and see the movies.
It was May
8, 1992, and the first time we stayed in the New Port Bay Hotel. Everything was new in
We left our luggage in the hotel room. We stayed here 3 nights, but that time,
we needed for the little boy. It was
about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and our grandson wanted to see Mickey Mouse and
the others. He looks and looks, he found everything fantastic. The cars
and the horse-drawn streetcar,
he wanted to ride them all. That
afternoon we did not visit any attraction, we just walked and looked around.
The next day we went to It's a
Small World, that he found fantastic. This was followed by
Pinocchio, Snow White and of course Peter Pan. The next morning at
breakfast in New Port Bay the characters came such as Captain Hook
and Smeezy, Chip and Dale. Ricco had his book with him and they all
are written in the book. At noon we have seen
We could sit comfortably on the curb. The next day we saw the
Pirates of the Caribbean and Dumbo the flying elephant.
The last day we went to the
hotel by bus we came along a wall with all the characters on it,
there he want to make a photo of him with the wall. Grandpa must
stay also with 1 photo. After all those days what was very tiring
for him, but we had visited all the attractions. Tired but satisfied
we went 4 days later to the Netherlands.
time that we went, was sooner than expected. It was
begin of March 1993. The weather was beautiful for the time of the year. We had
5 hours to drive, before we were in Disneyland Paris. At three o'clock in the
afternoon we were
at the hotel. Now we
stayed in Santa Fé Hotel for three days.
Ricco wanted directly to the
park. We took the bus to the park. Ricco was one year older now, so
less quickly tired. First we go for a drink, because he had now been
thirsty. He told us where he wanted to go. First he wanted to
Small World". This attraction he found it great. Then he wanted
to Dombo with Grandpa. They should remain seated for one more time
to go. The parade we have not seen that day, we do that
After this we saw the show
"Beauty & the Beast Live on Stage" Here, we also eat, because the
show was given in Videopolis. It was 17.15 so a good time. After the
show we went shopping in the stores before we went back to the
hotel. The park closed at six o'clock.
next day we went walking to the park. First Hotel Cheyenne along, then along the
water at Hotel New York. In Disney Village, he had to see all the stores,
because he bought also what for his little sister. At last we were in the park
and he had to go first to "It's a Small World". This time he wanted in the Tea
Cups and Alice's Curious Labyrinth. At Bella Notte, he get a real Mickey pizza.
That was very nice and he drank some apple juice to it. It was now time for the
parade. We went along the road and Ricco wanted to have some popcorn. A few
We had just 1 full day at the
park to visit, because the first day was a half day and the last one
is also. There were a few things closed, but the fun was not
pressing. There was another day over. The next morning we want to
leave the park at 1 or 2 o'clock in the afternoon. We did some
attractions. Still he found it beautiful, he went with all
characters ion the photo and they were also signing in the book. On
the way to the bus if he were still in the fire car and even got the
hat on. Then even in the double-decker as a driver and then as a
passenger in the yellow bus that takes us to Santa Fe and then by
car back to the Netherlands.
time we went alone in December 1993 for the Christmas atmosphere. We
stayed today in New Port Bay Hotel for 1 night. The hotel was
beautiful in Christmas atmosphere. We were at 2 pm in the park. It
was cold and bleak, but that did not matter. It was not pressure in
It was singing
at the Main Street, which was decorated and there was a giant
Christmas tree. We drink first a cup of coffee. Then we did a few
rides, delicious without waiting times. But in this weather, you can
be better inside than outside.
At four o'clock, the parade came
with also a touch of Christmas and Santa Claus in a sleigh drawn by
reindeer. Only for the parade was a group from Romania. More photos
of the parade but there are in the photo album.
After this we went to eat and
returned to the hotel. In the evening we go to Festival Disney to
take a drink.
Mickey and Minnie were dressed with hat and scarf.
Normal Mickey stood outside by the Christmas tree, but because of
bad weather, he was now in the arcade. The next day we saw another 3
Magique, La Lampe Magique, and Le Noël and the Mickey. Some
eating and drinking again and went home early because of bad
weather. It was finally five hours drive before we are at home.
Now it is
February 1994, this time not only with Ricco but also his little sister Chardonnay goes with us. She is just
two years old and we go to the New York Hotel where we stay 2 nights. We
have more than 2 days for the park. It's raining very hard. In the
hotel we are welcomed by Pluto. He even plays with the children and than we go to
our room. It's already late in the afternoon, but they still want to go to the park.
But first we
need to buy yellow capes for the children.
harmed the children not at all.
And they want to see Mickey and Minnie.
And they got to see.
The characters were all in the
arcade. Chardonnay ran to Mickey and he signs in her book. Ricco was
The did not wear the capes in
One advantage the rain, it's
not pressure in the park. We go in the carousel. Chardonnay did not
want first, but later she want to get out of the carousel. Three
times stand grandfather in the row, which was fortunately not long.
Then we go to It's a Small World. This find both very nice
attraction and we remain seated for the second time. Just to go to
the pirate ship to play on.
It starts to became dark and we go eat
in Festival Disney.
In the evening just before bedtime,
we go downstairs
to the swimming pool and then
they fall asleep exhausted.
It's raining no longer the next day. We will
have breakfast with Disney characters in the Disney Hotel.
From eating, no way, but they have a lot of fun. Pluto eat a
strawberry from our granddaughters plate, who strongly protested.
Then Chip and Dale came also standing by the table.
We took pictures from it and tried to let the children eat
Around 10 o'clock in the morning we go back into
the park. The little girl wants nothing first, but later they can
not get enough. At noon we get to see the
Aladdin parade. We
meet many characters and the children go with them on the photo. We
go to Adventure Land. Where we visited Le Pasage L'enchanté
We still went with the horse drawn streetcar back
to the castle. Also wanted them again to the pirate ship. En route
we came to Pocahontas Indian Village. There was a real Indian tent
and a canoe. Fun to play with. Another day was ending. Finally we
took the big boat to make a ride on the lake. Then back to the
hotel. Just a swim and then back to bed. There were chocolates on
The next day we
did some attractions, much time we did not have, because we want to
leave the park at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
But they will come back soon.
1994 Euro Disneyland changed his name in Disneyland Paris.
Paris was 5 years old. Now we want to join that. So we went with the
whole family to Paris end of March 1997. This time the tickets were
different, before we had always the same tickets. We arrived Friday
evening at the hotel. It was nine o'clock in the evening, the
grandchildren were happy to sleep. We
went with six people to Festival Disney. When we came back at eleven
o'clock, we go for a little drink in the room of the grandchildren
and their parents, who were still awake.
never stay in the Sequoia Lodge, we had now made
the reservations for this hotel this weekend. We had three rooms. We were with 8
adults and 2 children. They were now 5 and 8 years old. It was for our children
the first time that they visit Disney. For the grandchildren was it 3 years ago,
that they visit the park with us.
We had split up us in 2 groups, the adults without
children, and we with the grandchildren and their parents. Chardonnay want to go
with Mickey on the picture. There was a huge waiting time, so her mother and I
went with her. Grandpa and her father and brother went to Nautilus, the
submarine boat. We had agreed to come together half past two to see the
parade "Carnival of Fools."
Then we went back to the attractions with the grandchildren.
About six o'clock in the evening we went out for dinner. We
made that in Disney Festival by Los Angels Bar & Grill. The personal was singing
and dancing on the tables and asked to do the same thing. Now that was what
certainly for the grandchildren, what they normally did not do at home, and now
to do in a restaurant. After dinner we waited for the
next morning, the half of the group goes swimming for breakfast, we
were also invited. After breakfast we went back towards the park. We
took the following attractions, Snow White, The Pirates of the
Caribbean. The characters were also there for the signatures. So
come the books full. On our way to the following things. Tea Cups,
Casey Jr. Train, this one found Chardonnay great and Le Pays des
Contes Fees, where boats along the fairy tales are. To half past
four we went to Video Polis where a live show was "Disney Classics:
The Music and the Magic" Here are the most beautiful love stories of
the Disney Classic singing and danced. And there was a show in
Fantasy Festival Stage
Scene s'il vous plait" Mickey and his friends in a new musical.
At the end of the day at six o'clock we had meet each other at the
exit of the park and we went back home together.
now 1999. And yes we go again with the grandchildren Ricco and
Chardonnay to Paris. They had get from us as a Christmas gift a trip
to Disneyland. We left on January 22 to the park. Now to the Hotel
Cheyenne where we stayed for 3 days. The children had no vacation,
so we had to go in the weekend. In our room was a bunk, so every
night 1 child slept in the upper bed. Now they could not fight about
The first evening we have not done much. We were at 9 am in the
They could dream the park inside and outside, they still love it.
photo with the characters and the signature should still happen.
Then we went to Autopia. This attraction was often closed. Ricco and
grandpa in a car and Chardonnay and grandma in a car. In Video Polis
the Legend to see. And of course, again to It's a Small World.
Furthermore, we went to Aladdin Adventure. In the afternoon it was
time for the
Wonderful World of Disney Parade. The second evening we went to
Buffalo Bill. the dinner spectacular show.
They were now old enough for that show. The food they don't like it,
but yes it's all in. She got a hat and extra chocolates and the show
was very nice. At around 8 pm was the show over. The park was
already closed, we were just by Disney Village for some shops to
The next day after breakfast, what we had in
the Lucky Nugget, we did some more attractions.
First go to the haunted mansion since we were nearby. There
was no pressure in the park, the weather was not as thunder. A quarter for one
we came to the
Celebration Mulan, a small parade, at a quarter for three, we have seen the
Winter Wonderland." Just to Star Tours, they found this great, then to Le
Visionarium, where the movie Journey of Jules Vernes was rotated. Buy some food
and just strolling through the park because they saw more characters and some
shopping for the home remained brother, which certainly must have something.
Again alone with the two of us. And now not in a Disney hotel.
But in the neighborhood of the park. Now we had also a parking ticket, what you
never get or buy.
begin of January 2000, but there was also many people in the park. The weather
was not so good it's misty. But who cares. Full good spirit we went into the
park. Outside it was not very pleasant, so we went shopping.
What was very good for my collection, beanies and pottery
images. I saw something, I did not had.
We looked for the parade
Imaginations Parade and drove early to our hotel that
day. The next day the weather was not better, so we went at home 12 o'clock
in the afternoon. On the way we ate something.
With the caravan on the way to Spain for a couple of months,
but first we want to go to Disney. Now we had booked the Davy Crockett Ranch,
for 3 night.
The weather was dry, but the sun was not shining, it was
April 3, 2001.
The camping was a little bit bald, with many trees on the
ground, because of the storm of last year. The camping was closed then. On the
place we had our own water and electric, and a barbeque. But it was to cold to
do a barbeque. We came for Tooncircus. The first day we look around at the
camping. There was a beautiful swimming pool. We had eat in the restaurant of
We had a ticket for one day, and the next day we want to go to
the new shopping mall Vall d'Europe. It was dry that day and Tooncircus became
at 4 and 6 o'clock, by dry weather. The parade was past, it was a little bit
raining. At 5 o'clock the rain fall out the sky so heavy and it looks like, that
the rest of the day will be the same.
So no Tooncircus. We must coming back later in the summer time
The next day we went to the shopping mall in Vall d'Europe.
And following our trip to Spain.